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I have a GE microwave oven and it keeps shutting off after

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I have a GE microwave oven and it keeps shutting off after a few minutes, then comes back on after 10-15 minutes. The fan is running
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 8 years ago.
This shuts off because the magnetron is overheating. If you're certain the cooling fan is coming on to cool the magnetron when running the microwave, then you have a defective magnetron and it need to be replaced.